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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    January 15, 2013
    7:00 - 9:00am PST  

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>> reporter: a suspicious fire on the waterfront in crockett this morning as the pier goes up in flames. a grim discovery near a bay area college campus. why it could be tied to another crime. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where there's a lot of hype and excitement
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surrounding facebook's big announcement today. plus -- surprising news for air travelers why sfo could soon have a new name. "mornings on 2" begins right now. well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. it's tuesday, january 15th. we begin with developing news. right now, firefighters are still putting out hot spots from a big fire near the carquinez bridge. it started shortly before 4:00 this morning in a vacant building along the waterfront in the city of crockett. ktvu's alex savidge was the first reporter on the scene and tells us why investigators are calling this fire suspicious. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, tori. it appears suspicious because this is an abandoned building on the pier and it caught fire in the middle of the night. this whats a challenging battle
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for the firefighters. i want to -- this was a challenging battle for firefighters. here's why -- they had access issues all morning long. they couldn't go out on the pier because of the danger of it collapsing. they had to spray water from the shoreline. but they cannot access a lot of hot spots. that's the reason that a fire boat had to be called in a short time ago from pittsburg to help out. we watch as that boat sprayed water on the underside of the pier where a lot of the wood was continuing to burn. now, the fire broke out just about 3:00 this morning. this is here lowering and jackson in crockett, right on the waterfront and next to the sugar factory. crews caught this fire defensively from the shoreline spraying water on it from the shore and eventually got the boat in there to find out. a battalion chief i talked to said the fire appears suspicious for a number of reasons. >> there's nobody living on the
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pier. there are no sources of electricity or other obvious sources of ignition. >> reporter: on top of that, there was also another fire at this same pier two years ago, according to firefighters. i asked the battalion chief this morning if transients may have been camping out inside this structure on the pier this morning. he said that's certainly a possibility that will be looked into it as arson investigators move in and try to figure out exactly what sparked this fire this morning. we bring you out here live. fire are yous -- crews are still putting water on some of the hot spots on the pier that caught fire. i also want to mention this did have an impact on the amtrak and southern train line. trains were stopped but they are now moving again. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:03. boats in redwood city are no longer allowed to stay at pete's harbor. but some of the tentants say they are not going anywhere.
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today is the eviction day for the receipt maining boats after several tenants left yesterday. some say they need more time since their boat engines are not working. the harbor has been sold to an developer. the california land's commission is debating if part of that harbor should remain open to the public. well, a man who was looking into buying an iphone off craigslist was robbed at gunpoint in concord. it happened at 7:00 in the lucky parking lot on clay road. an iphone 5 was for sale. the suspect has been arrested. he's christopher ebert stallworth of oakland. 7:04. in a few hours, you can trade guns for cash. in marin county, it's part of the area's first-ever gun
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buyback event. organizers will take $200 for semi-automatic guns and $100 for other guns. you must bring proof of residency in order to take part. the five dropoff locations are open from 11:00 this morning until 8:00 tonight. they include novato, the larkspur, st. andrew's church in marin city and the it point reyes sub-- and the point reyes substation. president obama is reviewing a series of proposals from the vice president about curbing gun violence. coming up at 7:15, a new poll checks public support for gun control. after prompting some furious reaction, today, the house will finally vote on giving an extra $51 billion to help the victims of superstorm sandy. the legislation includes two bills, one gives $17 billion in
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emergency funding. the other would include money for fema's disaster relief fund. but financial conservatives still oppose the bill. they feel some of that money would be used for things that have nothing to do with the storm or its victims. the social media world is buzzing this morning about rumors of a possible announcement this morning by facebook. ktvu tea janine de la vega live in menlo park with more about a mystery event that happens in just a couple of hours. janine? >> reporter: dave, we're here in facebook's parking lot, where we're told by security they've reserved 100 parking spots for the media. you can see some of the national media covering this at -- covering this. at 10:00, they will be announcing this event. there are rumors that it may be
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a smartphone but some analysts are shooting down that idea because in the past, the ceo has publicly said that a facebook smartphone does not make sense. he has said that the facebook's mobile platform is his top priority. there's speculation he may unveil a search engine that would combine friends' suggestions and user suggestions. >> for all of the fantastic group, facebook has seen a slowdown, user group has slowed down. they have to change that if they want to have a company that will last. >> reporter: all of the hype has caused facebook to end on a six-month high on friday -- hype on friday. it seems facebook has taken a page from apple as far -- their sort of cryptic invitation for
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today's event. something we do know is no broadcast video cameras are being allowed into the press conference that starts at 10:00 a.m. only still photographer and journalists are allowed in. reporting live from menlo park, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:07. one san francisco supervisor wants to crack down on muni and its service problems. the san francisco chronicle says scott wiener will ask the board for a hearing where muni would report on all of the recent service problems and the city controller would say how much money that cost in lost productivity. muni's board of directors will vote on whether to approve a $24.1 million contract to overhaul are the aging train management system. now, a new network would feature an integrated series of fiberoptic cables, an
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uninterruptible power systems. that system would be managed at one central location which muni says will help them quickly out problems and make adjustments. if approved, the project would be finished in 1.5 years. the cold weather is bringing dangerous conditions for bay area drivers. this is what it looked like yesterday when six vehicles were involved in a collision near fish ranch road and claremont avenue. this is in the oakland hills. luckily, no one was seriously hurt. drivers are being warned to watch out for black ice and lower their speed this morning. so far, no ice-related accidents have been reported. it's very drugs -- dangerous if you are going over a bridge. >> yeah. and you can't see until you get there. sal's here. we're at the peak of the commute. >> we are. let's go right to the toll plaza where you can see traffic is backed up to beyond the 880
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overcrossing. now that we're at the peak, we can expect to see improvement later on unless something does happen on the span. ive do see a tow truck with flashing lights. we'll figure out if something is going on here at the toll plaza. if you are driving to interstate 880 any time soon, the traffic here looks good in both directions right near the coliseum. san jose traffic has been pretty good although we have a report of a new crash northbound 87 near 280 not expecting to be too much of a slowdown. 7:09. let's go to steve. >> a beautiful sunrise here. a few high clouds. i know it's cold. man, it hurts. hurts. temperatures in the 20s. more 20s than yesterday. it doesn't happen if you are inland. it can help downslope, the offshore breeze will help the bay. frost and freeze warnings are
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out. those higher clouds coming down out of the north. northeast. so that's the direction the wind is coming from. that's what gives us a little bit of that high cloud cover. there's actually some warm temperatures up in alaska. there's more of this in arizona and nevada. yesterday, there was a lot more of a breeze. when the wind is calm, the temperature drops down. that's what you are getting. fairfield, 26. brentwood, 29. concord, 29. walnut creek, 28. livermore/pleasanton, upper 20s. santa rosa, 28. napa, 28. 38 half moon bay. not far away i've seen 32. redwood city says 35. san jose, 33. campbell, santa clara, upper 20s. woodside also upper 20s and there is a bunch in the
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mountains. you need more cloud cover and kind of a west wind. we're not getting that. it will stay cold but that helps areas around oakland, berkeley. there's too much cold air in place. 53 clearlake, ukiah, kentfield, vallejo, crockett, benicia, fairfield, 51. concord, 52. mid-50s. berkeley, 56. 57 santa cruz, 57 san jose. woodside, 52. temperatures on the coast are creeping up 1 to 2 degrees. thursday, friday, it does look warmer especially away from the coast, along the coast. inland i think we'll be stuck in the 50s. no sign of any rain. >> all right. thank you, steve. causing more pain for newtown, connecticut. >> perhaps we as a society, have been conditioned to be
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duped. >> what a professor has said that has stunned for people calling for him to be fired. not exactly quake ready. with 57,000 people are at risk if a big earthquake hits san francisco. ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] ♪ ♪
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well, a beautiful sunrise. it's cold. a lot of 20s and 30s. it will be slightly warmer by the bay. thank you, steve. 7:14. some people are calling for a florida professor to be fired for his controversial comments about the connecticut school shooting. james tracy teaches communications at florida atlantic university. he sparked controversy when he suggested on his blog that the massacre at sandy hook last month did not happen the way law enforcement said it did or may not have happened at all.
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>> well, i -- i think that we need to as a society look at things more carefully. perhaps we as a society have been conditioned to be duped. >> tracy also suggested actors were used to shape debate about gun control. the president of the university says she's upset the comments caused more pain in newtown and that the professor spoke as a private citizen, not as a representative of the school. we have new information on last week's school shooting near bakersfield. prosecutors in kern county say they will try the 16-year-old suspect as an adult. witnesses say the teenager walked into a science classroom at taft high school and shot another 16-year-old in the chest. the victim is current lit in a medically-induced coma but doctors expect him to -- currently in a medically- induced coma but doctors expect him to recover fully.
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president obama is going over the vice president's proposals about tougher gun laws. we could possibly see an executive order by the president by the end of the week. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, there is a new poll out showing most americans would support tougher laws. kyla? >> reporter: the pew research center poll shows more people want more restrictions on gunn buyers. of those polled, 85% won background checks for private fun sales and those who buy weapons at shows. 80% say the mentally ill should not be allowed to buy guns and over half say there should not be an -- be a ban on the assault weapons. president obama says he could use his power to create stricter gun laws in the next few days. he's reviewing the proposals from the vice president's task force on stemming the gun
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violence. there's talk of abandoniand lim high-capacity magazine clips. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: and we expect to learn more about the president's plans during the white house daily news conference in just over two hours, what the nra and other gun rights groups are saying about all of this, that's when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 7:17. now we're hearing secretary of state hillary clinton will testify next week at a congressional hearing about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. that's according to the head of the house foreign affairs committee. he said on january 23rd. secretary clinton will answer questions about the raid that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. she was scheduled to testify last month but could not because of an illness. former senator hagel will have the to meet with the
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senators who will have to -- will start to meet with the senators who will have to confirm his nominations. some republicans are opposed to his nomination even though hagel is a republican. his critics accuse him of being soft on iran and weak in support for israel. his confirmation hearing before the armed services committee will take place within a few weeks. 7:18. an alarming new report could raise quake concerns in san francisco. a previously private report found there are nearly 3,000 potentially unsafe buildings in the city, housing about 58,000 people. and the search says those buildings would likely crumble in a major -- major quake. however, some of those on the list have not been verified by building inspectors. it looks like any survivors
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of the san bruno blast will go to trial. about 120 have agreed to settlements. an attorney said yesterday in court they will come up with a process that could take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. 7:19. new this morning, france says it will eventually have 2500 troops in mali. they already sent about 500 troops to mali and have constructed air strikes against al qaeda. the united states is helping them with intelligence information and may send in air support. afghanistan's defense minister said today he's confident the u.s. will not abandon his country after foreign combat troops leave at the end of next year. the defense minister says he doesn't believe the u.s. will repeat the mistake it made after the 1989 soviet pullout of afghanistan. the u.s. supported fighters who drove soviet troops out of the
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country but want -- but once the troops are gone, the u.s. support would dry up. that was followed by the rise of the taliban and the september 11th attacks by al qaeda which was using afghanistan as a sanctuary. walmart is planning to hire 100,000 military veterans over the next five years. it says most of the veterans will work in a variety of jobs at company stores and clubs. others will work in direction centers. in distribution centers. if you were tossing and turning all night to find the perfect sleeping position, experts say there's really no right way to sleep but there are things you can do to avoid pain. according to a new survey, 60% of americans say the most common sleeping position is on their side. after that, the most popular positions, on the back or on the stomach. new research shows the average
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adult changes sleeping positions about a dozen times a night. experts say the best way to deal with pain is to sleep on your back. that's also supposed to be good if you want to reduce wrinkles -- >> that's not a problem for you. >> i just want to get a good night's sleep [laughter] you know, it's chilly again this morning. that sky is spectacular, though. steve's coming back. he will tell us about a warming trend on the way. would the -- could the milky way galaxy be half of the size -- only be half the size? good morning. we'll be back to tell you about the morning commute and the bay weather.
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in china, one of the worst rounds of air pollution is keeping people indoors and
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sending others to the hospitals. government officials held a news conference discussing this issue. people who live in china now want the government to address the underlying cause and to expand efforts for more emission limits. scientists at uc santa cruz raising questions about how big our galaxy really is. they think it may be half as big as other scientists say it is. they are basing that on how slowly the stars of the outer milky way are moving. they say that's one way to measure the size of thal galaxy. they -- of the galaxy. >> smart people. >> i know. also really smart is sal. are we still at the peak hour, sal? >> yeah, we are. this is between 7:00, 7:30, 7:45. that's when we have the most traffic. we're seeing some of that right now as we look at 237 shing --
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seeing some slow traffic there, continuing all the way out to 101. most mostly slow traffic. the morning commute will be busy if you are at the toll plaza. westbound once on the bridge looks good. if you are driving on the south bay commute, northbound 87, that crash near 280 has been moved to the shoulder but 280 itself is slow from about 87 to cupertino, let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a very cold morning. a lot of 20s from lake county to the santa cruz mountains. some higher clouds coming in. beautiful sunrise. i think the damage is done here. the temperatures kind of came in and settled in the 20s. you could see the direction coming in offshore. everything is coming from northeast california heading up in the pacific. that's the source of our higher clouds. 20s and 30s. a lot of 30s along the coast. it was cold all the way down to san diego at 37. las vegas, 23. phoenix was 30. it's cold the entire west
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coast. partly to mostly cloudy up in the sierra nevada. some of that will filter back towards us. plenty of 20s here. that's 35 in cole valley in san francisco. 35 in oakland. alameda, i saw 34 as well. hayward is in there. redwood city. upper 20s, palo alto, menlo park, woodside, portola valley. you can see a lot of high clouds coming in. it's beneficial for those with an offshore breeze. i did bump up a few. santa rosa, 57. berkeley, 56. oakland, 57. antioch, brentwood, oakley, low 50s. a little bit warmer each day. the lows will come up. the highs will come up. but it will still be cold. no rain in sight. if anything, there might be some patchy fog. but that's it. quiet pattern. new information about last week's tanker crash in the san francisco bay. what the bar pilot did moments
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before running into the bay bridge. >> reporter: we're live in rohnert park where a sheriff's deputy makes an alarming discovery in a car. we'll tell you what he found. >> reporter: and it could be sfo no longer. the city supervisor wants to make a name change. we'll tell you what he wants to change it to -- coming up next on "mornings on 2."
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a body was found in the trunk of a car in rohnert park. tara moriarty is live with more. >> reporter: good morning. a sheriff's deputy made the gruesome discovery inside the trunk of that car parked not too far from where we are near the sonoma state university campus. it was a gold-colored older model sedan parked on petaluma road near east tecate avenue. the deputy spotted it and then saw what was possible evidence inside the car. he ran the license plates and discovered that the car was linked to a crime that happened in santa rosa friday. then when he popped open the trunk, he found a body wrapped inside of a blanket. investigator have not released the victim's identify and they are not saying how that individual died and they are not commenting on the evidence.
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they are looking for a person wanted for questioning in connection with that crime. we've been in touch with the sonoma county sheriff's office and the police. we're hoping to learn more information later this morning. 23-year-old anthony donaldson has been missing since december 24th when police stopped him for suspected drunk driving. they say he jumped into a creek and the coroner will identify a body found there and perform an autopsy. a man accused of killing five people at a san francisco home last march is due in
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court. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for today. he's charged with five counts of murder stemming from the killings of three women and two men at a home on ingleside on march 23th. he's entered a not guilty plea. investigators now say the bar pilot made a last-minute turn just before the tank sideswiped on the bay bridge last week. it happened in fog. now, it's still not clear why there was a sudden change in course. that crash caused several million dollars' damage to both the -- to both the bridge and the oil tanker. geithner says the u.s. government will run out of money to pay its bills as soon as the middle of february if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling. president obama says he will not negotiate this issue with congress but republicans want any increase in the debt ceiling to be tied to spending cuts. the issue here is whether
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or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. and so -- there is a very simple solution to this. >> now, in a statement, john boehner indicated the republican party is prepared for a fight. he said "the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are rule but so are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." state lawmakers in sacramento are closely watching this debate in washington. the concern is that if congress doesn't act on the debt ceiling, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington,
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d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says
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gangs have been responsible for about 90% of the violent crime. >> we know that's probably 1%, 2% of the population causing this violence. we're focused on them. chief jordan says the police department is already getting help from the chp. he plans to have more police academies and also add 70 officers. well, soon oakland police will be getting help from a former los angeles police chief. coming up for you at 7:47, why some community groups are protesting the hiring of william bratton. it is 7:36. san francisco international airport could be getting a new name. brian flores is live in san francisco with the possible change and why it would be a first. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning. 41million passengers pass through sfo every single year but by the end of the year, they could actually be passing
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through the harvey milk san francisco international airport if legislation goes through. now, city supervisor david campos today will introduce a charter amendment to propose to remain sfo. according to the chronicle, he's gotten support of four other supervisors. now, milk, a former supervisor, became one of the first openly gay men elected to public office in the u.s. when he won a seat on the board of supervisors back in 1977. he was assassinated at city hall more than a year later. now, there were a few people we spoke with this morning when just want this to remain sfo. quite a few people are voicing opinions on our facebook page. some say the name is appropriate. >> hopefully, residents of san francisco -- they've always known this city will take a leadership role and if san francisco won't do it, who will?
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and so i think it's appropriate. and milk's nephew says this sends a powerful message across the globe. the cost of the name change could be between $50,000 to $250,000. campos says he's looking for private donations to help in the funding. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. 7:37. let's get you moving now. sal, 280, how is it doing? >> it's a little bit slow. northbound 280 driving into the valley. it's been slow from downtown san jose. we haven't had any crashes along the way that have been major. but we have slow traffic to be sure. also the morning commute is looking okay in other parts of the south bay. you can see the traffic on 101 is a little bit slow as you drive through. no major problems. we're moving the maps over to livermore. but i want to focus if i can, southbound 880 at dakota road
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on the onramp, there is an injury accident and traffic is slow from hayward. bay bridge toll plaza still busy. it's backed up to the foot of the macarthur maze. let's go to steve. >> thank you. good morning. a few high clouds. a beautiful sunrise over the cold, cold city. i mean, temperatures dropped off. we lost a lot of that breeze from yesterday. but i mean, the breeze isn't much consolation unless you are getting help coming off the coast. partly to mostly cloudy skies up in the sierra. temperatures up there have been coming up a little bit. if it were summertime, it would be hot, hot, hot. it's not. temperatures will stay cool. there are some warmer temperatures in alaska due to a south wind and there were throughout much of the west coast. but the high-pressure system is definitely charge and in charge -- large and in charge. lakeport, 29. i did see 20-degree readings.
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there's cold readings. calistoga, 31. 20s for walnut creek. i know brentwood at 29. san ramon, danville, 29. pleasanton, there is a lot of 20s. now, towards san jose, i saw some upper 20s around campbell, saratoga, san jose, close at 30. that 40 in fremont, i don't know where that's from. morgan hill and gilroy in the 20s. some 20s on the peninsula, including menlo park, palo alto. foster city down to 30. that's chilly. i mean, they always run warmer in town. the system that's moving to the north is just giving us a few high clouds. the cold air is here. you really need a lot of cloud cover or more of a westerly breeze to stir this up. i don't see that. i just see dome of high pressure parking over us. no sign of rain. it looks like the high pressure is gonna stick around.
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high clouds, easterly breeze. some of these are low. mid- to upper. oakland, 57. san leandro 55. antioch, 51. livermore, 52. 55 san jose. 57 santa cruz even though they were down to 30. saratoga, 53. starting off colder. 52 woodside, 54 half moon bay. 53 in the city. each day coming up one to two degrees along the coast. it's pretty chilly. some low 60s. i think inland temperatures in the upper 50s except for some fog. very quiet, tori. costly confession. how lance armstrong's new admission to cost him a lot of money. a new controversy for the nra. how this app has the organization on the offensive. oh!
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retail spending rose.5% between new york and december, a critical period for stores. a 1.6% jump in auto and auto parts sales. the dow is currently down 35. the nasdaq down 19. s&p down 4. ben bernanke thinks congress should raise the debt ceiling. that was the message, the federal reserve chairman delivered -- delivered at the university of michigan. he said congress needs to act
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quickly. they want to avoid a credit rating change and that could affect the economy. the cold weather definitely having an impact on the central valley which grows about 8% of the country's fruits and vegetables. one family farm is in newcastle, california. that's about off 80 on the way to tahoe. farming is a tricky business. now, this cold weather is actually good news for their crop of mandarins but only to a point. >> whatever doesn't kill them makes them sweeter. so if you can get the mandarins as close to frozen as you can but not frozen, the trees push sugar into the fruit and it increases the quality of the fruit. >> analysts say orange and lemons are most vulnerable.
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that means higher prices. strawberries, avocados, affected as well. for avocado, one farmer says if the trees get damaged production is down for the whole year. in the next hour of "mornings on 2," steve mentioned arizona being particularly cold. that will affect a very important part of the produce aisle. new this morning, oprah says lance armstrong confessed. he admitted it. she says lance armstrong confessed to taking performance- enhancing drugs during a two and a half-hour interview. now, she wouldn't say if the seven-time tour de france winner seemed contrite when he admitted it. she said "i would say he meant the moment." that full interview will be broadcast in two parts because she said there's so much material for you to say. >> the oakland city council will vote on the contract to hire william bratton as a
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police consultant. the city would pay bratton $250,000 a year. some community groups are protesting the higher -- the hiring of bratton. they say he was responsible for harsh police pollties in los angeles and new york. a protest rally is planned at frank ogawa plaza at 5:00 p.m. before the protesters go into the meeting. san jose will have an interim police chief when the current chief retires this week. the city manager appointed larry esquivel has interim chief. he's been in charge of san jose's bureau of field operations. chief chris moore is set to step down at the end of the week. the city manager says she needs more time to search for his successor. the nra has set up a controversy with its new app. it's called nra practice range. it provides players with a virtual shooting gallery where
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they can hone their fun skills. the app surprised a lot of people since the nra has been a strong critic of violent video fames. today lawmakers in new york state are expected to give their final approval to the toughest gun control laws. they will crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. it will also include tough new measures to keep the mentally ill from getting guns. 7:47. coca-cola, the world's largest soft drinkmaker now talking about the connection between sweet drinks and the obesity epidemic. >> we'd like people to come together on something that concerns all of us. obesity. >> coca-cola launched this two- minute ad. it's running on several
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networks. critics hope consumers will be able to see through these ads. >> what would you think if philip morris said we should all get together and fight against lung cancer? it would be a little bit of hypocrisy. >> coca-cola is fighting against the criticism, saying it's never been more committed to fight against obesity. while a high demand for the flu shot has caused some shortages in several bay area pharmacies. the public health department says the flu shots are available. health officials announced there's no shortage of the vaccine anywhere in california. kaiser hospital in walnut creek ordered more than a trillion doses of the flu shot. however, some target, cvs and wall green stores have temporarily run out. new supplies are expected to arrive next week. >> i'm pretty concerned, i know
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it's spreading closer to california. i know a lot of people who didn't get the flu shot. >> california's already reporting a rise in flu cases and bay area doctors are preparing for more patients with flu-like symptoms in the coming weeks. on our website we have a map it shows you where the flu vaccine is available in the bay area. go to ktvu.com. look for the flu shot map that's on the hot topic section and just type in your zip code. >> 7:49. today, marks what would have been dr. martin luther king's 84th birthday. the nation will formally celebrate the life and legacy of the civil rights leader on monday. several service-day events are planned. he was assassination nateed -- assassinated at the age of 39. tonight,'s megamillions drawing is estimated at $62 million. on friday, someone matched all
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five numbers, minus the meganumber, giving them a $250,000 payday. >> not bad. >> no. bizarre story at 7:50. 18 human heads intercepted at an airport. why this may not be a case of foul play. plus a funeral will be held today for reddit co-founder aaron swartz.
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investigators have in chicago want to know if a shipment of 18 humane heads are legitimate. authorities say they were sent from outside the u.s. and they appear to be medical samples. but they've now been sent to the medical examiner for inspection. 7:53. today, nurses at santa rosa hospital plan to strike for a second day. it's their third walkout in
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four months. the nurses are striking over staffing levels, wages and contributions to their health care plans. yesterday, nurses joined the strike in support. both hospitals called in replacement workers and say patient care will not be affected. today is the deadline hill's district laws. his district includes most of san mateo county. he selects a winner and introduces that person's idea as legislation. you can submit an idea on state senator jerry hill's website. 7:53. starting today a promotion to get you to eat in san francisco restaurants will begin. more than 100 restaurants are taking part in dine about town
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san francisco. want to check in with sal. see what's happening on the roads. a variety of things. there was a car fire, 80. i was on the shoulder. no one was hurt. but the traffic is a little bit slow through the area. moving to marin county between novato and san rafael. northbound 208 -- 280 has improved. still slow getting into cupertino. another cold, cold morning out there. a lot of 20s and 30s. a few high clouds. but that's about it. overall, frost and freeze warnings are out. they will continue to right about 40 degrees.
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a big old dome of high pressure. usually in this kind of pattern, something tries to come in. 35 at cole valley. 37 in the marina.
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i think tomorrow we could flirt with an upper 50 to near 60. it will definitely happen by thursday into friday. then the weekend looks nice coast and bay. getting a little warmer each day. 7:56. a state-wide search for an escated inmate still going on this morning. why investigators say he's easy to spot if you know what to look for. crews this morning continuing to put out hot spots at this pier in crockett where a huge fire broke out early this morning. what investigators just told me about how this fire may have started. >> reporter: we're live in menlo park where in just two hours, facebook is set to make a big announcement. we'll tell you what the hype is all about and what is expected when "mornings on 2" continues. whatever you're in the mood for, sizzler's endless salad bar has over 50 delicious choices. soups, salads, appetizers, and more starting at $8.99 for lunch.
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welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. developing news now from crockett. firefighters still putting out hot spots from a big early- morning fire near the carquinez bridge. it started about 4:00 this morning in a vacant building right along the waterfront in
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crockett. ktvu's alex savidge was the first reporter there and alex, you have new information on how this started. >> reporter: good morning. i did get an update from the assistant fire chief. he told meal there were witnesses -- he told me there were witnesses who reported seeing a small warming fire set on this pier that caught fire around 3:00 this morning. apparently, that warming fire may have been set. they are looking at the possibility that fishermen were using that fire. meantime, this morning, you can see that fire crews are continuing to spray water onto hot spots at this pier as it continues to smolder. this fire broke out just about:00 this morning along the waterfront near lowering and jackson streets in crockett. there was a real access problem for firefighters because they couldn't go out onto the pier because of the danger of it collapsing. crews fought this fire defensively spraying water from the shoreline. the building that was burning was unoccupied.
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a fire boat was eventually called in from the pittsburg fire department to help out. that boat sprayed water on the underside of the pier. some of those really hard-to- reach hot spots. >> the pier wood is treated -- [inaudible] it's 80 to 100 years old. it's problematic and it's real heavy timber. so it will burn for a while. >> reporter: crews out here say the fire does appear to be suspicious this morning -- the main reason, being there's no electricity that runs out to this pier. so really no way it could have started accidentally. on top of that, one of the firefighters out here tells me there was another fire at this same pier that broke out two years ago. i also want to tell you as well that this pier fire this morning did have an impact on some of the train lines here, the southern pacific and the amtrak train lines because they were running their hose line
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across the train tracks. at this point, the train lines are no longer impacted although we do understand there are some residual delays on the capital corridor train. crews will remain an keep an eye on this smoldering fire. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news an escaped inmate, 22-year- old, david ail enbrown, climbed over a fence at the minimum facility near lakeport. he has tattoos all over his neck. he is a parole violenter. he was convicted of car theft, resisting arrest and other crimes. he was supposed to serve time in state prison. east palo alto police investigating that city's homicide of 2013.
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the police rushed near illinois street and perdue avenue about 1:45 yesterday afternoon after the shot spotter system spotted gunfire. they found jonathan alkazar. he had been shot several times. he died at the scene. police say a second gunshot victim layer showed up at a hospital. he's in critical condition. no word on suspects or a motive. san francisco police are continue to look for a man suspected in a violent attack in the mission district. it's a story we told you about last week. the man grabbed a 35-year-old woman and slammed her head to the ground. this happened january 6th on 23rd near you go remember row. the -- guerrero. the man is described as asian or latino, about 25 years old, 5'10", 160 pounds with a buzz
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cut and a slight beard. san rafael police are asking for help looking for a bank robber. these are surveillance photos on francisco boulevard on january 4th. the suspect is described as a white man in his 30s, weighing 160 to 200 pounds with a muscular build. police and the fbi are investigating whether this robbery is connected at another bank robbery last thursday. it's the secret that has the social media world buzzing. ktvu's janine de la vega is live in menlo park with more on the mystery news conference scheduled to get underway at facebook in a few hours. i've been reading online a lot of speculation about what this announcement may be. >> there are a lot of rumors. >> reporter: we're here in the parking lot. the national media is out here covering the event. nobody is talking, nobody is saying what's being announced. the invitation was somewhat
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cryptic, it said come see what we're building. most people agree the company is not talking about expanding its campus. there are rumors that a smartphone could be unveiled. some say it's unlikely because zuckerberg has publicly said that would be the wrong strategy. they say the mobile platform is the top priority so there's speculation that the company will unveil a local search engine that would combine friends' information with other information. other speculation, tablets and smartphones. those in the tech world gave us some insight. >> facebook has to have more products to offer, more ways for advertisers to reach consumers on facebook. they've also gotta be much more relevant and mobile than they have been thus far. >> reporter: what analysts seem to agree on, facebook wants to build anticipation. in the past, their news conferences have been pretty
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low key. the news conference beep gins at 10:00. would he know broadcast cameras are not allowed inside. only still cameras and journalists. >> facebook's stock is up 1%. some experts say apple could be losing momentum. yesterday's apple stock dropped blow 500 marking the lowest level in 11 months. the stock is trading at $488 -- $488.70. the drop comes after news the production of the iphone was cut because of a weak demand. reports show apple's phone has been losing grounds to samsung and other rivals in the smartphone market. later this morning, governor brown will be at san jose state university. the school is holding an event
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to announce an online education partnership. they will be working together to develop a pilot program to offer online courses. more details will be unveiled at 10:00. now we know the reason 13 people became sick at the hilton hotel in san jose on sunday. hotel officials say pepper spray caused some of the guests on the 18th floor to get sick. they complained of throat and eye irritation. no one had to be hospitalized. an investigation continues. we want to check in with sal again. >> there's a new crash 880 southbound at 23rd. that crash is making traffic slow on the nim mit the -- nimitz freeway. you can see the traffic is very slow heading down there. at least one lane is blocked. if you are trying to get to the oakland airport, i think or driving south on 880, i think you should give yourself plenty of extra time because of that
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crash. it gets better immediately. also this morning we're looking at the commute if you are driving -- approaching the bay bridge toll plaza. that's been news. it's better than it was a few moments ago. it's been improving. it should be better by 9:00. if you are driving on the nimitz freeway farther south, we had an earlier crash near decoto. traffic is very slow heading south. let's go to steve. a lot of high clouds, no biggie. but mostly sunny today. temperatures dropped off this morning, a good 5, 7 degrees colder than yesterday. we had the wind. even with the wind yesterday it was still cold, cold, cold. we had a little bit of a breeze but nothing compared to yesterday. 20s and 30s, coast and bay. no doubt about it colder from eureka all the way down to san diego, where i saw 37 in san diego. and 29 in phoenix and 23 in las vegas. it's cold. temperatures are very, very cold eastbound around here. high pressure is definitely
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built in. it looks like it will stick around for a while. this happens. i mean, you know, october, november, december, we're above on rain. so it makes sense we get a three-week stretch. we also have the cold weather. it's warmer in parts of alaska, a little south wind in advance of the wind. santa rosa, 27. there was a 27 near novato. 35 at cold valley. napa had upper 20s, concord he, walnut creek, la fayette, danville, around livermore and pleasanton, there were 20s. fairfield, also towards brentwood, 20. blossom hill, 20s, woodside portola valleys. menlo park, a bunch in the santa cruz mountains as well. so mostly sunny today. there will be some higher clouds. a little easterly breeze. that's not so much in the way of warm for, say, fairfield but it will help areas near the
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coast and bay. did go with a slight wind. also oakland coming off the oakland berkeley hills. that helps them warm up. berkeley, 56. livermore 52. pacifica, not too much of a temperature change here coast/bay on the peninsula. i think the lows will bounce out of the 30s. nice, dry. patchy fog in the valley. warmer around the bay. >> thank you, steve. it could be easier to find crab at your supermarket by this weekend. that's because starting today, commercial crab boats can start fishing north of sonoma county. this season was supposed to start last month but it had to be delayed three times. if the crabs brought in still have not developed enough, the
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commercial season will be canceled. a new report says most fish is contaminated with high levels of mercury. the biodiversity research institute examined hair samples from people in eight countries and say most of the hair samples with contaminated with unsafe levels of mercury. researchers estimate that 80% of fish worldwide are contaminated with mercury. high levels of mercury can cause brain and kidney damage. 8:11. he was an internet folk hero. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow >> plus -- how this song performed by survivors of the sandy hook school shooting will help heal their town. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits.
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mostly sunny. temperatures bayside near the coast are coming up a little bit. but mainly low to mid-50s. all right. thank you, steve. it's 8:14. children who survive the sandy hook school shooting have recorded a song to raise money for charity ♪ somewhere over the rainbow way up high ♪ >> 20 children recorded the song "over the rain beau."
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the children's music teacher said she told them to treat the song like a prayer for their classmates. the song went on sale on amazon and itunes and proceeds benefit a local united way and the newtown youth academy. prom is expected to unveil -- president obama is expected to unveil his proposals for stricter gun laws as early as tomorrow and could take action without congress getting involved. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president's promise for new gun laws is getting plenty of pushback. kyla? >> reporter: president obama says he can take gun control steps. but that has the nra and others fighting back. gun safety advocates are focusing on banning the sale of assault weapons after the deadly shooting in newtown. president obama is also expected to consider a limit on high-capacity magazines and universal background checks on buyers. he's not pinpointed what steps
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he plans to take with an executive order but says he will act without congress. that has steve stockman of texas threatening impeachment proceedings. president obama says gun rights advocates and the nra are simply creating fear. >> even the slightest hint of some sensible, responsible legislation in this area fans this notion that somehow here it comes. and that everybody's guns are gonna be taken away. president obama could reveal his plans as early as tomorrow and we expect to learn more at the daily white house news conference which gets underway in less than 90 minutes. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:16. in a few hours, you can trade guns for cash in marin county. it's part of the area's first
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ever gun buyback event. organizers will pay -- will pay $200 for semi-automatic guns and $100 or foreguns. you must bring proof of residency in order to take part. this is in contra costa county and the five dropoff locations are open from 11:00 this morning until 8:00 tonight, the list -- family members and friends will say final goodbyes to aaron swartz, the co-founder of redit. he was accused of stealing almost $5 million articles from the air curves of m.i.t. -- archives of m.i.t. he became an internet folk hero
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for fighting to make online content free to the public. >> in the last few days we've seen outpourings of brief and memories from really some of the luminaries of the internet. >> now, next week the san francisco community is planning to hold a ceremony in his honor. the man who is accused of using a large reptile to guard his stash of marijuana is due in an east bay courtroom. he faces charges of possessing marijuana for sale. he's also facing animal cruelty charges after the death of the kaymen known as mr. teeth. alameda county sheriff deputies say that reptile was very sick when they found it guarding $100,000 worth of pot inside a home in castro valley last week. mr. teeth died the next day at the oakland zoo. 8:18. three high school students in the central valley are facing drug charges after brownies and cookies laced with marijuana ended up on the campus.
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two other students had to go to the hospital after eating the pot-laced snacks. this happened yesterday in neuman. police arrested a 14-year-old boy who they say brought the pot brownies to school. two 15-year-old boys accused of buying the snacks and handing them out were also arrested. possible changes could be coming to smoking restrictions in the city of san francisco. today, the board of supervisors will be considering two pieces of legislation. the first would require property owners in the city to tell potential tenants whether smoking it is allowed a multi- unit residential building. other would ban smoking at certain street fairs and festivals. it's the first meeting for supervisors since two new members were born into office. 8:19. the power's back on in larkspur for dozens of pg&e customers. a big redwood tree suddenly fell over yesterday, knocked out power, also hit that house. it was a 150-foot tall tree, it
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crashed into power lines and hit a house on welt baltimore avenue. this happened around 11:30 yesterday. >> i heard a thunderous sound that sounded like an explosion. all electricity popped off. the phones died. >> one person was actually in the house at the time but luckily, was not hurt. there is a new list out this morning showing some of the hottest housing neighborhoods in the country and several bay area cities are on the list. the hottest neighborhood was highland park in los angeles. coming in at number five was livermore in the east bay. many people say they are attracted to that area because of the affordable housing costs. number six was willow glen in the silicon valley and ninth on the list was the mission district. san jose shark season opener, now just five days away. how the team is rewarding fans after a four-month wait for hockey. plus -- you want weather,
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here's some weather. look out our window. we do have freezing temperatures around the bay area. but steve's coming back. he says things are finally gonna warm up for you. good morning. traffic is going to be busy in san jose now getting word of an accident in cupertino. we'll tell you more about this straight ahead.
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8:23. the san jose sharks back on the ice after a four-month lockout and there are just five more days now until their season
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opener. the team wants to reward fans for the wait. on their social media platforms, the sharks will be giving away prizes, including tickets to the home opener on january 24th. airfare, hotel and ticket package to attend an away game. individual tickets for the season go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. last year's stanley cup champions will be showing off their trophy in sacramento, the los angeles kings will bring the stanley cup to the state capitol. last june, the kings won their first stanley cup in franchise history with a 4-2 series. there will be a public viewing from 4:30 until 5:30 today. some passionate sacramento kings' fans are hoping a new grassroots effort can convince the team to stay in sacramento. a group called here we buy, they set up this website. they voted to building popular support. fans can pledge to buy season
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tickets of the kings' team with a new owner playing in sacramento. so far more than 2300 people have pledged more than $8 million in tickets. 8:24. sal is back. what's happening on 880 right now? we're checking it because -- >> we're checking it. 880 has had slow traffic. i just found out about a fatal accident in cupertino reported on foothill boulevard near silver oak just looking at it here. that's all we really know. northbound foothill boulevard is closed in that area in cupertino. we are on the way. we'll let you know more about this. but if you are in the area, please try to avoid it. foothill boulevard, silver oak, a police investigation. let's go to 880. we were talking about that earlier. we had an accident at 23rd, 880. that traffic cleared. traffic is getting better, as you can see from our camera,
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pointing down 880, from downtown oakland and the bay bridge toll plaza that's improved. it's back upped for about a five -- barked up for about a five-minute delay. let's go to steve. mostly sunny, chilly inland. slightly warmer. we get the easterly breeze. a few of those higher clouds. most of that will clear out of here. but partly cloudy up in the mountains. mostly sunny here. slows -- lows start off 20s and 30s. that's a big ridge of high pressure. you can see the cloud cover is coming from idaho, oregon. you look for something trying to come underneath. to the far left of your screen, a little low coming from the hawaiian islands. trying. there's hints of it maybe evissen, ten days out. but not for a while here. except for the higher clouds, 20s and 30s. it was definitely colder this morning than yesterday because we lost most of that breeze but
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some of that high cloud deck will give us a breeze. it will be in the mid-50s to a few not upper yet. we're getting closer. i think tomorrow we'll go with upper 40s. downtown oakland. a little warmer on wednesday. thursday everything looks quiet. i think temperatures warm um. the overnight lows will come up as well. but just a little bit. 8:26. a florida professor, angering a lot of people for what he said about the school shootings in newtown, connecticut. what he said and why some say the professor -- professor should be fired. sheriff deputies are trying to figure out how a body got inside the back of the car on a college campus. >> reporter: and should san francisco international airport be named after gay rights leader harvey milk? it's being considered. we'll tell you how some passengers feel about it as "mornings on 2" continues. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy
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there is a reported fatal crash in cupertino on foothill near stevens creek. it's actually near silver oak, a small street near there. but north hill boulevard. a very popular, busy area in coupe tino -- cupertino. some of the street is closed for an investigation. newschopper2 is on the way. time now, 8:30. investigators in sonoma county looking for clues after a body was found inside of the trunk of a parked car. ktvu's tara moriarty is in
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santa rosa now with the latest information on that investigation. tara? >> reporter: we dropped by the sonoma county sheriff's office to get an update. a lot of these investigators were up all night trying to put together the many pieces of this puzzle. we also spoke to santa rosa police and a lead investigator is in a meeting about this case as we -- we speak. very gruesome discovery made by a sheriff's deputy in rohnert park. here's what happened -- along a country road that borders sonoma state university, the deputy spotted a gold-colored sedan in a no-darking zone on petaluma road last night at about 6:30. he noticed what was possible evidence inside the car. he ran the license plates and discovered that the car was linked to a crime that happened in santa rosa on friday. then when he popped open the trunk, he found a body wrapped independent side a blanket -- inside a blanket.
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investigators are not saying how that individual died and are not commenting on the evidence what the deputy saw. sal castanedo will have much more on this story coming up on our news at noon. live from santa rosa, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 8:31. in marin county, a body found last night in corte madera creek, authorities want to know if it's the man who ran away to try to get from the police. anthony donaldson has been missing since december 24th in ross. that's when police stopped imhim for suspicion of drunk driving. he jumped out of the car and ran away. that's when police got word of a body near that creek. the coroner will identify the body and conduct an autopsy. a man looking to buy and iphone off craigslist was robbed at gunpoint in concord.
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it happened around 7:00 last night in the lucky parking lot on clayton road. it's reported the suspect listed an iphone 5 for sale online. but when he met the victim, police say he pulled out a gun and stole the victim's cash. the suspect was later arrested. ese hides as christopher ebert stallworth of -- he's identified as christopher ebert stallworth of oakland. one san francisco supervisor wants to crack down on muni. scott wiener would ask the board for a hearing where muni would support on all service problems and would report how much money that cost in lost productivity. and today, muni's board of directors will vote on whether to approve a $24.1 million contract to overhaul its aging
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training management system. the system would be managed at one central location which muni says will help them quickly diagnose problems and make adjustments. if approved, the project would be finished in about a year half. today a plan to rename san francisco international airport will be debated. ktvu eight brian flores live at sfo right now to tell us what this new nim could be and how people say they feel about it. >> reporter: good morning, dave. 41million passengers pass through sfo on a given year but by the end of the year, they could actually be passing through the harvey milk san francisco international airport. now, david compose will introduce a charter amendment that would propose to rename sfo today. he would need the support of five other supervisors and according to the supervisor, he's gotten the support of four
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cosponsors. he said the amendment would then go on the ballot. now, harvey milk became one of the first reflect -- elected official to be gay and was assassinated a year later at city hall. there are people saying they want this to remain at sfo. some saying there should be a statue of milk. others say it's a waste of taxpayer money. others think the name is appropriate. >> i love harvey milk's work. >> i think it's important. >> i like it. >> i think it's a good idea. he fought the good fight.
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i believed in his causes. i believe it would be a great idea. >> reporter: and stewart milk, milk's nephew, says this sends a powerful message across the globe. according to city official, the name change would cost between $50,000 and $250,000 and supervisor campos says he's looking for private donations to help in the cost. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, brian. want to check in with -- want to check in with sal. >> the sheriff's deputy has confirmed this is a fatal pedestrian accident. a woman was struck and killed on foothill near stevens creek near a crosswalk by a big rig. police are not saying much more but they do say part of north foothill is closed in the area for an investigation. the vehicle involved, the big rig truck is still there and they are still doing that investigation. it's a good area to avoid this
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morning. let's go to some other pictures now. i want to he show you the bay bridge is completely cleared out trying to get into san francisco with no major delays. northbound 280 traffic is moving alongock -- long okay. 8:36. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. we're starting to come off the lows. i tell ya, it's a slow proses when you get down to the -- slow process when you get down to the 20s. you can see the bend in the clouds. a lot of times something will come underneath. we try to. this low coming up from the hawaiian islands. maybe in about a week or ten days. this is something that you get a lot of lead time on. it would make sense. we call it undercutting. but that would be the only thing that would happen. i don't think anything is gonna happen. a lot of high clouds coming down. a little bit warmer in the mountains. i think it was 9 in tahoe verses 5, 6 below.
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30s for some. still some upper 20s. we had a lot more 20s from lake county all the way to the santa cruz mountains. temperatures are starting to inch up a little bit here. but it's still darned cold out there. you get that east breeze. some of these higher clouds coming in, kind of trapped some of that cold air. even though it will be mostly sunny. east breeze inland temperatures will struggle. now, i did go for a few mid- 50s. oakland 57. the east wind coming down off the caldecott, oakland, berkeley, san leandro, 55. antioch, brentwood, 51. san jose, 55. santa cruz, 57. fremont, 54. los gatos, 53. 53 menlo park. palo alto menlo park. atherton. 53 pacifica and half moon bay. we'll go 54. i think the lows will be cold but they will come up a little bit. the afternoon highs near the bay. low 60s. mid-60s by the weekend. >> thank you, steve.
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the freezing weather is dangerous for the home les population. last night a san jose church group delivered blankets to the homeless. they say outdoor heating devices fueled by butane or propane should never be used indoors. >> when those are burning they emit carbon monoxide and that gas kills people before they even know what happens. >> fire officials say don't use ovens or stoves to keep -- to keep your homes warm. the bitert cold is changing the -- the bitter cold is changing life at the grocery store. pam cook will have that story at 8:45. after debating for weeks in washington, the house will get on -- will vote on giving an extra $51 billion to help the
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victims of supersandy. legislation includes two bills. one would give $17 billion in emergency funding. if. -- funding. some don't like this. they say this would be used for things that have nothing to do with the storms or the victims. some want a florida professor to be fired for what he said about the connecticut school shooting rampage. james tracy, teaches communications at florida atlantic university. on his blog. he says the school massacre at sandy hook last month did not happen the way law enforcement said it did or may not have happened at all. >> well, i think that we need to, as a society, look at things more carefully. perhaps, we, as a society, have been conditioned to be duped. >> tracy even suggested that actors were used to shape the debate about gun control.
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the president of the university says she's upset the comments caused more pain in newtown and that the professor was talking as a private citizen, not as a representative of the school. >> we do have new information now on last week's school shooting near bakersfield. prosecutors in kern county say they will try the 16-year-old suspect as an adult. witnesses say the tiger walked into a science classroom at taft high school and shot another 16-year-old student in the chest. the student is right now in a medically-induced coma. doctors expect him to fully recover after much surgery. 20 minutes before 9:00. developing news from the south bay. more on that fatal accident in cupertino. the new evidence that tens of thousands of people in san francisco are living on shaky grounds. and arson investigators beginning to piece together a suspicious fire in crockett as a large peer goes up in flames.
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what one witness reported seeing right before this fire broke out -- when "mornings on 2" continues.
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newschopper2 on the way to a fatal auto/pedestrian accident. i want to show you where the
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bid chopper is going. foothill near stevens creek. a fatal accident where an elderly woman was hit and killed by a big rig according to police. they are doing an investigation. we will be on the scene soon. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. stocks are lower. among the factors traders are weighing that retail spending only rose modestly in a critical period dean november and december. the dow currently down, 16. the nasdaq is down 14. s&p down 2. 8:44. a lot of people are complaining about all of the cold weather we have but just wait. pam cook's in our studio now to tell us the cold could have a real lasting effect on the prices we pay at the grocery store. >> yeah, it's basic economics. as supply goes down, prices go up. the cold weather already affecting lettuce. much of the crops are grown in arizona which is also posting
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unusually cold temperatures. steve paulson said it was 29 degrees in phoenix this morning. an agriculture agent in arizona says the recent cold is freezing the heads of lettuce and affecting the quality as allies with the qual -- as well as the quantity of romaine lettuce. he said two weeks ago lettuce sold for $7. today, $20. >> i think most people are concerned about the citrus. there's still a billion dollars worth of citrus left on the trees. >> analysts say mandarins and lemons are most vulnerable to shortages and high prices but strawberries and avocados as well. and guacamole is the most popular snack for the super bowl so -- so the cost of your party likely going up. dave? >> thank you, pam. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for
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you. president obama is reviewing recommendations from vice president joe biden about new gun policy legislation. reportedly, the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. we're gonna find up what facebook's big secret is. the menlo park-based social network is making an announcement at 10:00 this morning. last week, facebook issues an invitation. it includes "come and see what we're building." and firefighters are putting out hot spots at an early-morning pier fire in crockett. investigators say it's suspicious. alex savidge was the first reporter there. he's back there. >> reporter: form, dave. arson investigators will be -- gear, dave. arson investigators will be -- good morning, dave.
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arson investigators will be continuing to investigate. they have a witness say they saw a small warming fire. they believe it may have been used possibly by fishermen and it's possible that fire grew out of hand. you can see five hours after this fire started we're still seeing this pier smoldering and from time to time we're seeing crews spraying water under the fire. this fire first broke out around 3:00 near the intersection of lorneing and jackson in crockett. it was a challenge for firefighters from the get-go. the first crews out here sprayed water from the shoreline onto the unoccupied building that was burning. eventually a fire boat was called in to help and that boat sprayed water on the underside of the pier where some of those hard-to-reach hot spots were. this large fire posed a threat to the sugar facility nearby. >> we've had a couple of
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burning pieces of material that we've gone able to see that have gotten well out into the streets. we notified them so they could put out a fire watch for any burning material that could go on their wooden dock on wooden piers. >> reporter: no reports of damage at the sugar factory. >> what raised red flags this morning for crews who arrived here. there was another fire, a similar fire at this same pier, just two years ago. part of the reason firefighter the believe this is suspicious -- firefighters believe this is suspicious. firefighters were running some of their hoses along the train tracks. the train tracks are back open. there could be residual delays on some of the lines. firefighters say they will likely have to remain out here keeping an eye on the hot spots, traying water on this smoldering pier for a good portion of the day. live this morning in crockett, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news.
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>> thank you, alex. 8:49. pete harbor in redwood city is no longer open to the public. but some tenants say they have no longer to go. today is eviction day. some say they need more time since their boat engines are not working. the harbor has been sold to a developer who plans to build an apartment complex in private marina. we're hearing that secretary of state hillary clinton will testify next week in a hearing about the attack on the consulate in libya. on january 23rd, secretary clinton will answer questions about the raid that killed chris stevens and three other americans in benghazi. clinton had been scheduled to testify last month but she couldn't because she was ill. former senator chuck hagel
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will begin meeting with senators personally and he started yesterday with a long talk with chuck schumer, an influential democrat who said he's decided to support hagel. some republicans are opposed to hagel even though hagel is a republican. he's accused of being soft on iran, weak in his backing for israel and opposed to gay rights. his confirmation hearing will probably happen within weeks. a study found there are almost 3,000 potentially unsafe buildings in the city and 58,000 people living there. research says the buildings will probably fall down in a big quake. most of the buildings on the list have not been verified in person by building inspectors. well, it's not likely that
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lawsuits in the san bruno explosion will actually go to trial. more than 320 people filed claims. about 120 have already agreed to settlement. lawyerses said in court that this -- lawyers said this could take about 90 i days settle the remaining claims. the man accused of killing five people at a san francisco home last month is due in court at 9:00 this morning. a preliminary hearing for luck is scheduled for today. he's charged with five counts of murder stemming from the killing of three women and two men on march 23rd in the ingleside district. he's entered a not guilty plea. happening now, a court hearing for lindsay lohan is underway in los angeles. the 26-year-old is charged with reckless driving and lying to police about a traffic accident last june. lohan told police she was not behind the wheel but police suspect she was the driver. at the time of the crash, lohan
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was on probation for a necklace theft case. she could face jail time if a judge determines she violated her probation. 8:52. we have new information about last week's oil tanker accident in the bay. what the bar pilot did just before his tanker hit the bay bridge. good morning. we have breaking news in the south bay where a pedestrian has been hit and killed by a big -- big rig on a very busy street in cupertino. [ male announcer ] subway has so many
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there's new information about the oil tanker accident in the bay. investigators say the bar pilot made a last-minute turn just before the tanker sideswiped a tower on the bay bridge. it happened in dense fog. it's still not clear why there was a sudden change in course. the crash caused several million dollars in damage to both the bridge and the oil tanker. it is ticket tuesday. today's winners will enjoy the monster energy ama super cross races. one viewer will win a four pack for january 26th at the oakland coliseum. you can watch the world's greatest riders. for your chance to win to go ktvu.com before midnight and put in the secret word "races." all right. one more time we want to check in with sal for an update on the breaking news, the pedestrian hit and killed in
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cupertino. this accident happened just after 7:00 this morning. our newschopper is there near the corner of foothill and silver oak. this is the nearest big vote is foothill and stevens creek boulevard. it does look like some of the traffic is affected in both directions. one direction here is completely shut down as police do their investigation. the big rig at the bottom, hit and killed a -- what is reportedly an elderly woman trying to cross the street at that location. you see the yellow tarp there. police say they will be on the scene for a while investigating. it will be delayed in this area. there's no time of opening for when this will be cleared up. let's move along and take a look at the westbound bay bridge. this commute has really improved in the last few minutes. no major problems getting into san francisco. i want to move the maps over since we've already talked about cupertino. look at 880. it's a mess from hayward to
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fremont. word to the rise, give yourself extra time if this is your commute. let's go to steve. mostly sunny. some higher clouds, 20s, 30s, give way to low 850s to mid -- mid to low 50s. mill the mornings will be cold. >> yeah. but any change, we -- >> no change. it looks very quiet, five, seven days out. >> as long as it's warmer, steve. >> a little bit. >> just a tad. all right. that's our report for this morning. by thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on facebook's eight nouns -- announcement. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. thank you for joining us.